BBC Friday 30 November 2012 @ OfficeXpats – “Looking Back, Looking Forward”

BBC this Friday, November 30th We’ll Introduce & Discuss The OfficeXpats December Tuesday Workshops: “Looking Back, Looking Forward – Financially And Strategically.”

OfficeXpats Tuesdays@noon Workshops For December 4th, 11th, and 18th. “I love this season as a chance to evaluate and plan by looking back at my year of mixed results and looking forward to the next one, ripe with possibility. So while congress debates how to solve intractable financial challenges, we can take a constructive look at our own personal and financial realities. We only have three weeks to cover a lot of ground, but we have four incredible professionals to guide us through.” –Leslie Schneider
=>  Dec. 4: Ways to make tax time easier, Martha Monkman (The Number Factory).
=>  Dec 11: Preparing for a New Year with Intention and Focus, Karen Casey MA (Inspired Action Consultanting).
=>  Dec 18: Understanding the financial story of your business through the balance sheet, P&L and budget, Karla Smith CPA ( and Kelly Deis MBA (Turning Point Financial).
For more info and registration (fee: $10 per session; free to OfficeXpats members).

Invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Looking Back, Looking Forward”
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC

BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

OfficeXpats December Tuesday Workshops – “Looking Backward, Looking Forward” (Noon-1:00)
See details above. For more info and registration

November 29th – Chamber After Hours (
This Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. A schmoozing, networking, holiday shopping extravaganza hosted by Bainbridge Arts & Crafts. No charge, no reservations necessary. The public is welcome.

November 30th – Ignite Bainbridge Monthly Meeting
This Friday, 30 November, 12:30 @ OfficeXpats (
The November all-hands meeting is this Friday at 12:30 at Office Xpats, and we would love to have you at this one even if you can’t make it to all the monthly meetings. Please feel free to bring your lunch, or an addition to a pot luck salad (greens provided). At this meeting we will:
•  Show off the new plan that will make this event sustainable without overloading any one volunteer!
•  Fill in other roles and create an overall schedule that will guide us in the next 6 months (workshops to help prepare the speakers, social media strategy, promotion calendar, outreach to partners, etc.)
•  Create a simple, fair process for mentoring and approving speakers. We want to immediately start promoting our current line-up of potential speakers.

December 6th, 2012 – Growing (or Starting) Your Business Through Crowd Funding & Social Media
9:00 AM to Noon @ IslandWood
A seminar presented by Frank Kenny, Rachel Maxwell, and Casey Dilloway. More info at:

December 11th Chamber Luncheon – Vicki Rauh’s Retirement Party
Our December luncheon honors long-time Chamber Staffer Vicki Rauh, who will be retiring at the end of this year. Several generations of islanders have grown up licensing their cars and boats during the 34 years she has been with the Chamber. Come help us give her a great send-off and bring your Vicki stories to tell. The public is welcome. (
Date: 12/11/2012
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM
Wing Point Golf & Country Club, 811 Cherry Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Phone: 206-842-3700

OfficeXpats Think Week is coming Dec 26-28
Last year we invented Think Week as a free coworking and community event between Christmas and New Year’s. We filled the week with brainstorming and strategic planning events. Ignite Bainbridge was born from one of those brainstorms.
This year Think Week is only three days: December 26-28. A few ideas for events (some are tentative; more details to come):
•  A workshop on discovering your mission/vision
•  A brainstorm to create our Kickstarter campaign
•  A mosaic tile project
•  A celebration of Ignite Bainbridge’s 1-year anniversary, with viewings of a few of the recorded presentations and interviews
So get started on your goals for Think Week, and pass the word. It’s a great chance to experience for free the productivity and community of coworking.

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
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